Chris Wade, a Long Island native prepares to enter the Professional Fighters League cage for the second time as he will become the only long Islander mixed martial artist to fight at the NYCB Live – Nassau Coliseum twice. Wade is scheduled to fight Japanese lightweight Yuki Kawana in the undercard featured fight at PFL 5. Fights start at 6 PM est. on Facebook Watch and the undercard is followed by the main card, which is aired at 9 PM on NBC Sports Network.
Wade (12-4), currently finds himself on the bubble of the PFL inaugural playoffs after dropping his first regular-season fight to Nathan Schulte via unanimous decision. Kawana (14-2-5), in a similar situation as the former NCAA wrestler, tittering on the edge of making the playoffs where a win or go home situation plays a role in the regular-season. Technically each fighters playoffs begin Thursday night at the Nassau Coliseum.
The Former All-American wrestler said he was frustrated with himself after his performance at PFL 2 in Chicago, Illinois. Wade informed the media that he’ll have his wrestling coach in the corner at the Coliseum Thursday night knowing Kawana is a guy that likes to bring the fight to the ground.
The PFL lightweight recognizes this as the start of his playoffs and plans to bring the fight to the Japanese fighter. He informed the surrounding media that it’s not a “feel him out” type of fight and no longer has any wiggle room entering the cage if he wants to make the playoffs for a chance to win the grand prize of one million dollars.
Chris Wade of Long Island MMA Showing off a kick for the media at PFL 5 Open workout This video is sponsored by Pure Spectrum CBD. Use the link below and get 10% off all products by using our code CCMMA. https://www.purespectrumcbd.com/?ref=111
Wade, a graduate of Islip High School in Suffolk County on Long Island, will be defending his backyard at the NYCB Live – Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Co-owner of Island Strong, explains the passion to help Long Island business’ thrive and his passion for taking care of the surrounding waters as “rewarding” work to clear his mind.
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Wade, a fighter out of Long Island MMA is expected to step inside the cage around 8:30 PM as he is the featured fight on Facebook Watch. A link will be posted on MyMMANews.com‘s Facebook page. Be sure to Like and Follow. Your #1 Source for MMA News.
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Chris Wade of Long Island MMA Media Scrum PFL 5 Open Workout This video is sponsored by Pure Spectrum CBD. Use the link below and get 10% off all products by using our code CCMMA. https://www.purespectrumcbd.com/?ref=111 July 31, 2018
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).